Camp at Ratannagar VC, Gandatwisa, Dhalai District, Tripura
Issue : Ratannagar VC was reported to be one of the badly affected Villages due to Malaria outbreak under Dhalai District during September, 2018 immediately after the Monsoon was on its transitional period. The UTF team came together once again and decided to do something rather than seeing and hearing about people being admitted in hospitals and dying. The Team consequently planned to organize Malaria Awareness Campaign involving Medical officers which also included Relief & Health Camp on Community basis Aid at Malaria-stricken of Ratannagar VC of Dhalai District on 02.10.2018.
Detailed Incident : “Sharing of Sorrows dwindles, while Sharing of Happiness multiples” quoting this as our inspiration, UTF team planned to organize Malaria Awareness Campaign involving Medical officers which also included Relief & Health Camp on Community basis Aid at Malaria-stricken of Ratannagar VC of Dhalai District on 02.10.2018. The team approached the local administration in Gandatwisa, whereby the SDM, Gandatwisa and SDMO, Gandatwisa showed positive response in reaching out to the needy families of Gandatwisa. Accordingly the UTF reached out all its members and well-wishers for help and aid of any kind. Followingly, much discussion and brain-storming sessions were held among members, analyzing all pros and cons of earlier relief and health camps being organized as to what were wrongly executed and what were successful in execution. Finally, members after serious thoughts and debates came to a conclusion of organizing a Community health check up in collaboration with local medical and health administrations, and donating of relief aids in the form of free medicine, free mosquito nets for children, mosquito repellent cream, hand wash soaps, fruits, sweet packets, warm clothes.
Dr. Amulya and Dr. Aichuk providing free health check-up
On 2nd October, being the Birthday of Father of Nation, Gandhiji, UTF team lead by the President moved towards Ratannagar, a day long journey. On reaching the destination, we got acquainted with the localites as well as the local administration representatives and soon we were ready for the action to help the families residing at Ratannagar. More than 300 nos. families attended the health camp. Dr. Amulya and Dr. Aichuk were the key Medics who checked the inhabitants and free medics were given while blood tests were done by the local health workers. On the other side, bro. Budhilian, bro. Dibakar and bro. Pinku involved themselves in healthy group discussion among public awareness about social, educational, economical upliftments. With all out efforts, bro. Sajal, bro. Anil, bro. Saranjoy, bro. Rajiv alongwith help from local leaders participated in giving of all material aids brought for the camp. All together 250 persons were checked by the doctors, 120 persons were done malarial tests, 100 nos mosquito nets, 200 nos mosquito repellant creams (odomos), 200 nos dettol soaps, 50 kilo of fresh apples, 500 nos. chocolates for children were donated. Simultaneously, khichdi and egg was served to all the attendees and financial aid to 4 families whose members had passed away due to malaria were given and also to families whose members were found to be positive with malarial PF tests, financial aid was given for treatment.
“Lessons learnt : We are grateful to the local administration of Gandatwisa for showing positive response by joining us in this social cause, especially, SDM, SDMO, ICDS, POLICE. Also the way local inhabitants came forward to receive the help and accept the love from UTF was beyond imaginations. In a world full of competition and uncaring, we found the acceptance of commitment and sacrifice in these people. We are also grateful to local contacts for all the necessary arrangements required, especially the lunch. We also urge the government to always show love and kindness for these families in needs and crisis situations especially, drinking water and hygienic livelihood.”You can also help by making a donation to UTF, recognized as Tripura’s most trusted NGO. Make a difference today!
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